To Dust You Shall Return

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Ash Wednesday is a day for pondering our life. 
As a part of our reflections, we put ashes on our head to:

Remind us that one day each of us will die.

Remind us of all those around the world who mourn and suffer.

Remind us that we are all broken. We have been hurt by others. We have hurt others. We need to tell the truth about this to ourselves and to God.

Remind us that God loves all people and that God forgives us in our un-love so that we can life in freedom and wholeness for each other.

Remind us that in the midst of mortal and broken life we are still called, named, claimed and loved as children of God.

Remind us that Christ is God’s expression of solidarity with us through all of life and death beyond.

Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.

How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245